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Earl June Nelson

June 23, 1930 ~ February 4, 2021 (age 90)


Earl J. Nelson, 90, of Topton passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Clay County Care Center. 

A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late John and Mary Taylor Nelson.  He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy Nelson. 

Earl was a veteran having served his country proudly in the US Army. 

He is survived by his sons and daughter in law, Michael and Lisa Nelson of Zebulon, NC, Patrick Earl Nelson of Angier, NC, and Mark Alvin Nelson of Atlanta, GA.  He has several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Red Marble Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Due to risk of exposure to COVID 19, face coverings and social distancing are required for those attending the graveside service. 

Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Nelson family.  An online register is available at 

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Graveside Service
February 7, 2021

1:00 PM
Red Marble Baptist Church and Cemetery
1201 Red Marble Road
Topton, NC 28901

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